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First day of class of GRÓ LRT 2021 at Keldnaholt

First day of class of GRÓ LRT 2021 at Keldnaholt

We welcomed a new group of fellows for our annual six-month training here at Keldnaholt campus this morning.
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GRÓ LRT Supporting Partner of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

GRÓ LRT Supporting Partner of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

GRÓ LRT has been approved as an official Supporting Partner of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030. As a Supporting Partner, GRÓ LRT will help promote and amplify the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and its activities, but the UN Decade will be officially launched at the World Environmental Day on 5 June 2021.
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Season´s greetings!

Season´s greetings!

2020 was an eventful year for the Land Restoration Training Programme. On the first day of January, we transitioned from the UNU to join the GRÓ International Centre for Capacity Development, Sustainable use of Natural Resources and Societal Change, a new UNESCO category 2 centre located in Iceland. In the beginning of May, we welcomed a new Director to the Programme. The year 2020 turned out to be an extraordinary time for LRT, like for everyone else with the emergence of COVID-19, and the pandemic continued to impact all our activities from mid-March and throughout the year.
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Ragnheiður I. Þórarinsdóttir and Jón Karl Ólafsson

Signing of host institution agreement

Today a new host institution agreement was signed between the GRÓ Centre for Capacity Development under the auspices of UNESCO and the Agricultural University of Iceland. On this occasion the Chairman of the GRÓ Governing Board, Mr. Jón Karl Ólafsson and the GRÓ Centre Director General, Ms. Bryndís Kjartansdóttir, were welcomed at the premises of GRÓ LRT where the agreement was signed by Mr. Jón Karl Ólafsson and Dr. Ragnheiður I. Þórarinsdóttir, the Rector of the Agricultural University of Iceland.

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet - and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change and prevent a mass extinction. 

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